McLEAN ANNUAL AWARD
Calen Pick, Mattie Close-Davis, Jessie Close, Scott L. Rauch, MD, President and Psychiatrist in Chief of McLean Hospital, and Glenn Close
McLean Recognizes Actress Glenn Close and Family for Mental Health Advocacy
On Friday, May 7, 2010, Glenn Close, along with her sister Jessie Close and her nephew Calen Pick, accepted the McLean Award for their work in spreading awareness of mental illness. The award was presented during the hospital's Annual Dinner at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston.
In honor of her family's experiences with mental illness, Glenn Close established BringChange2Mind, a non-profit organization dedicated to eradictating the stigma of mental illness and educating and supporting individuals and their families. Through PSAs and other outreach efforts, BringChange2Mind has encouraged a national dialogue about psychiatric illness.
"The McLean Hospital community, including doctors, nurses, patients and families, applauds the Close family's efforts to combat the stigma of mental illness and to provide patients and families easy access to information through BringChange2Mind," said President and Psychiatrist in Chief Scott L. Rauch, MD. "Their courage is inspiring and their message resonates with the important work we do every day at McLean."